I was working on a sweater crochet project last week and I must admit it is not going so good. The sweater I did is too big for me. So while I was pondering whether I should frog it or keep it too big I decided to attempt a smaller project.
I designed my first pattern, yay! Well, it’s not so much a “pattern” as it is two different stitches combined in multicolor to create something nice.
While working on said sweater, I fell in love all over again with the Half-double crochet stitch. There really is something soothing about that stitch. It works up fast and is a no brainer (great for when you’re also watching Game of Thrones and need to concentrate on the numerous characters, ha!).
To create this Kindle Fire Sleeve, I used some leftover yarn I already had from a previous project for my son. You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindle-fire-cozy
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn, 4 colors or any sport weight yarn.
Size D (3.25″) hook
Yarn needle to weave ends
20 stitches & 15 rows = 4″ X 4″
Adjust hook if necessary to obtain gauge
The pattern is worked in one long rectangle assembled together prior to working upper border.
Row 1: Hdc into 3rd chain from the hook (or fhdc 28) with color A (grey).
Row 2: Chain 2. hdc 27 with color A.
Row 3 – 4: Repeat row 2 with color B (dark blue).
Row 5-6: Repeat row 2 with color C (red).
Row 7-8 Repeat row 2 with color D (light blue).
Row 9- 24: Repeat row 1-8 twice to create pattern.
Row 25-28 : Repeat row 2 with color A. (so, 4 rows of the same color, as this is where it will be folded to create the sleeve with identical pattern on the back side.
Row 29-30: Repeat row 2 with color D (light blue).
Row 31-32: Repeat row 2 with color C (red).
Row 33-34: Repeat row 2 with color B (dark blue).
Row 35-36: Repeat row 2 with color A (grey).
Row 37 – 52: Repeat row 29-36 twice to create pattern.
Fold that long rectangle in the middle of the 4 color A rows. With a yarn needle, sew along both sides.
Upper ribbed Border:
Work in rounds.
Round 1: chain 2. hdc 27 with color D. jound at the round with slip stitch.
Round 2 : With color D, chain 2. * FPHDC in hdc, BPHDC in next hdc. Repeat from * until the end of the round. Join round with sl st.
Round 3: Repeat round 1 with color C.
Round 4: Repeat round 2 with color C.
Round 5: Repeat round 1 with color B.
Round 6: Repeat round 2 with color B.
Round 7: Repeat round 1 with color A.
Round 8: Repeat round 1 with color A.
Round 9: Repeat round 1 with color D.
Round 10: Repeat round 2 with color D.
Upper edge (optional): chain 1, sc in each remaining stitch with color C.